Poll - How long have you been in the Dart Frog Hobby ?

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How long have you been keeping Dart Frogs ?

Less than a Year
28
26%
1 Year
8
8%
2 Years
10
9%
3 Years
9
8%
4 Years
9
8%
5 Years
9
8%
6 Years
6
6%
7 Years
1
1%
8 or more Years
26
25%
 
Total votes: 106

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Re: Poll - How long have you been in the Dart Frog Hobby ?

Postby frogmanroth » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:55 am

Rusty_Shackleford wrote:What I take out of this is there a significant amount of people that give the hobby up after 3 years.


They get overwhelmed I think.

These last 3 almost 4 years have really sucked prices have gone way down and people still complain about frog prices. Even though these are one of the easier pets that don't require a lot. People think they have to build these huge tanks and they spend the green on them only to turn around sell it and the frogs later for money to pay bills.
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Re: Poll - How long have you been in the Dart Frog Hobby ?

Postby Philsuma » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:56 pm

I think the poll results are very telling...

Say 100 new people get into the hobby in a given year.

@ 50 of them will drop out with 12 months or even less.

the other 50 will stay for sometime longer, with only @ 5 staying in the Hobby for 5 or more years.

that explains the 5-10% of hobbyists that are in for @ 10 years or more.

So those '50/50' numbers look like a wash right ? They are, in a way. The numbers make it SEEM like a large influx of newbs comes along with a certain regularity every year and it does, BUT that same number also EXITS the hobby almost just as soon.

I think we are lucky if we have a 2-3% net growth year.

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Re: Poll - How long have you been in the Dart Frog Hobby ?

Postby edwardsatc » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:00 pm

Philsuma wrote:I think the poll results are very telling...

Say 100 new people get into the hobby in a given year.

@ 50 of them will drop out with 12 months or even less.

the other 50 will stay for sometime longer, with only @ 5 staying in the Hobby for 5 or more years.

that explains the 5-10% of hobbyists that are in for @ 10 years or more.

So those '50/50' numbers look like a wash right ? They are, in a way. The numbers make it SEEM like a large influx of newbs comes along with a certain regularity every year and it does, BUT that same number also EXITS the hobby almost just as soon.

I think we are lucky if we have a 5-8% net growth year.



Where do you get these numbers? Are you just guessing? Hypothetical?

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Re: Poll - How long have you been in the Dart Frog Hobby ?

Postby Philsuma » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:04 pm

Hypothetical mixed with a dash of opinion and seasoned with a cruetella of experience.

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Re: Poll - How long have you been in the Dart Frog Hobby ?

Postby pa.walt » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:35 pm

Bill Schwinn wrote:My first Darts were a pair of Red Head Histos, back in 1978, eek, god I am old!

thats when the neat frogs were cheap.

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Re: Poll - How long have you been in the Dart Frog Hobby ?

Postby Philsuma » Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:28 pm

Craig (cbreon) = Frog God

Hey, 10+ years ACTIVE in the hobby oughta be damn close anyway. 8)

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Re: Poll - How long have you been in the Dart Frog Hobby ?

Postby edwardsatc » Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:12 pm

Philsuma wrote:Hypothetical mixed with a dash of opinion and seasoned with a cruetella of experience.


lol. So you're saying you pulled them out of your ass ... ? :wink:

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Re: Poll - How long have you been in the Dart Frog Hobby ?

Postby Philsuma » Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:19 pm

Of course !

Hobby Forum:

This an't Science or Mathematical statistics....jus' a Hobby Forum to kibbitz, chat and share. Don't make it out to be somthin' it isn't / over-complicate things...

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Re: Poll - How long have you been in the Dart Frog Hobby ?

Postby pnwbare » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:21 pm

Maybe they are not losing interest in frog keeping but the forums themselves.? Maybe some lose interest after all the questions and arguments about keeping mixed tanks and or tank size for example.

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Re: Poll - How long have you been in the Dart Frog Hobby ?

Postby Philsuma » Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:49 pm

If you have been in the dart frog hobby for over two years, keeping frogs.... then give yerself a pat on da back.

You are an OLD TIMER!


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